2012 - RS Freshman: Played in one game against Charleston Southern (9/15), making three tackles.
2011 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2011 season.
High school: St. Louis Today third-team All-Metro ... MaxPreps first-team All-Conference selection ... Seven-time letterwinner, four in football and three in track and field ... High school coach was Josh Smith.
Personal: Full name is John Dee Valentine ... Born July 19, 1992 ... Son of Trudy and the late John Valentine ... Majoring in education.